‘I’m Crushing On You’: 2020 Democrats Reveal Their Celebrity Crushes


Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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From Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Alicia Keys, 2020 Democrats revealed their celebrity crushes in a video posted by the New York Times.

The question was thrown in as “just for fun” in a series of more serious questions posed to six of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls: billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg, Indiana’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

The ladies went first — and Klobuchar’s choice was the late artist Prince, a throwback to her home state.

“The Rock!” Warren said. “Come on, look at that man, he’s eye candy!” (RELATED: ‘The Rock’ Fires Back Over ‘Fabricated’ Interview Attacking ‘Snowflake Generation’)

Warren has been a huge fan of Johnson’s HBO show “Ballers” for quite some time — and even caught her crush’s attention when she wished him well on his marriage.

Yang’s answer was a lot closer to home. “I’m a happily married man. I think my wife’s a star,” he said with a smile. “And I’ve got a big crush on her.”

Buttigieg demurred, hinting that he had a celebrity crush but that he had no intention of sharing it with the NYT.

Bloomberg was a bit more inclusive, naming both a man and a woman who starred in a film he produced — but he appeared to flub one of their names. “My favorite actor and actress, Lana Dern and William Macy,” he said, noting that they had starred in a film that he had produced. However, the Bloomberg-produced film “Focus” starred William H. Macy and Laura Dern.

Steyer named Grammy host Alicia Keyes, calling her a “fantastic artist and a really good person.”

The video closed with a cut back to Yang, saying in a singsong voice, “I’m crushing on you, Evelyn.”

Neither former Vice President Joe Biden nor independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared in the video.